"a UN press release sent after a meeting of the First Committee, Disarmament and International Security, in New York PARAPHRASED Syria's UN ambassador, Bashar al-Jaafari, as saying that a nuclear facility was hit. "Israel was the fourth largest exporter of weapons of mass destruction and a violator of other nations' airspace, and it had taken action against nuclear facilities, including the 6 July attack in Syria"," - Haaretz Of course Syria did not confirm it was building a nuclear facility in contradiction to its obligation under the NPT treaty. And now that the facility is gone, there is no need to confirm, even if the facility was nuclear. The problem is with the paraphraser, probably. The last clause "including the 6 July attack in Syria", may have been meant to refer to Israel being "violator of other nations' airspace" and not to the nuclear issue.
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from the article: Syria denies it confirmed target of IAF strike was nuclear facility